Timeform Shortlist: Tipperary, Sunday 7 October

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Willie Mullins sends a srong team to Tipperary on Sunday
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"...right back to his best when an all-the-way winner at Wexford in July and he's back in a handicap on a very fair mark."

Timeform on Play The Part

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1.40 Athassel House Stud Irish European Breeders Fund Maiden 1m1f

Analyst's Verdict:
Edessann is bred to be smart and made a most promising start to his career when third in a Gowran maiden in August. He was just over 2 lengths behind South Pacific that day, but may well improve past that rival now faced with a stiffer test. South Pacific subsequently failed to land the odds at the same course, but nevertheless merits the utmost respect, while Sacchoandvanzetti also has claims.

Timeform Top Rated
100p 12. SOUTH PACIFIC Aidan O'Brien N. G. McCullagh
94p 3. EDESSANN D. K. Weld Declan McDonogh
93p 9. SACCHOANDVANZETTI J. S. Bolger K. J. Manning

2.10 TheTote.com Handicap 1m1f

Analyst's Verdict:
Aussie Valentine is still in good form and probably should have finished closer at the Curragh last time. Back at the scene of his last win he can strike again. Turbine and Alcatraz are a couple of the likely dangers.

Timeform Top Rated
109 8. TURBINE Denis Hogan K. J. Leonard (3)
108+ 1. BRENDAN BRACKAN G. M. Lyons C. T. Keane
108 14. ALCATRAZ Richard John O'Brien G. P. Halpin

2.40 Coolmore Stud Home of Champions Concorde Stakes (Group 3) 7f100y

Analyst's Verdict:
Dan's Dream was flying too high in the Matron Stakes last time, but this is a more realistic assignment and she is worth chancing with conditions in her favour. Imaging remains with potential and is not passed over at all lightly, while Psychedelic Funk has to be feared. Smash Williams shouldn't be far away either and Chief Ironside also needs a mention in what looks a competitive heat.

Timeform Top Rated
123 1. PSYCHEDELIC FUNK G. M. Lyons C. T. Keane
122 4. SMASH WILLIAMS J. S. Bolger K. J. Manning
121 5. CHIEF IRONSIDE William Jarvis Fran Berry

3.15 Horse & Jockey Hotel Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m

Analyst's Verdict:
Wicklow Brave is clearly in good heart, winning 3 on the bounce on the Flat prior to coasting home in a minor event back in this sphere at Listowel last month. If again on-song he will prove a tough nut to crack, despite conceding weight all round. Arctic Fire did the job well at Cork last time, but he looks vulnerable back at this trip and the selection may have most to fear from Tombstone.

Timeform Top Rated
171§ 1. WICKLOW BRAVE W. P. Mullins P. Townend
167 7. TOMBSTONE Gordon Elliott Davy Russell
166 6. IVANOVICH GORBATOV Joseph Patrick O'Brien Barry Geraghty

3.45 Joe Mac Novice Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m

Analyst's Verdict:
Quick Grabim looked a lot more polished when winning at Listowel and makes plenty of appeal with a good chance he has a lot more to offer. The other Willie Mullins' runners Easy Game and Dorrells Pierji have likeable profiles also.

Timeform Top Rated
155p 4. QUICK GRABIM W. P. Mullins P. Townend
154 6. PEARL OF THE WEST John McConnell M. J. Bolger
153p 3. EASY GAME W. P. Mullins D. E. Mullins

4.15 Woodlands Hotel Adare Handicap Hurdle 2m

Analyst's Verdict:
Competitive stuff, but Play The Part was right back to his best when an all-the-way winner at Wexford in July and he's back in a handicap on a very fair mark. Minella Times is open to progress but looks in need of a stiffer test of stamina, so Stooshie is feared most.

Timeform Top Rated
143 10. PLAY THE PART W. M. Roper K. J. Brouder (7)
142 4. KILDORRERY T. M. Walsh Mr M. J. Stenson (7)
141 5. THE GRANSON Denis Hogan D. G. Hogan

4.45 Like A Butterfly Novice Chase (Grade 3) 2½m
Timeform Rating of previous winners: 148 158 170 160 163 (Avg 160)

Analyst's Verdict:
Camelia de Cotte has quickly surpassed her hurdles form over fences, socring with a bit up her sleeved at Listowel a month ago and shes is taken to overcome this rise in class and remain unbeaten as a chaser. Le Richebourg and Robin des Foret (a stablemate of the selection) are feared most.

Timeform Top Rated
159p 5. CAMELIA DE COTTE W. P. Mullins D. J. Mullins
157+ 1. ROBIN DES FORET W. P. Mullins P. Townend
156p 4. LE RICHEBOURG Joseph Patrick O'Brien Barry

5.15 Kenyon Street Traders (C & G) (Pro/Am) I.N.H. Flat 2m

Analyst's Verdict:
No surprise were this fought out by previous winners Royal Rendezvous and Kalum River. Both have achieved a similar level so far but the former is expected to go on progressing, so he receives the vote.

Timeform Top Rated
120 1. ROYAL RENDEZVOUS W. P. Mullins Mr P. W. Mullins
119 2. KALUM RIVER P. A. Fahy Mr R. Deegan (5)
108 5. DESIGN MATTERS Robert Tyner Mr D. O'Connor


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